Category Archives: The Rebuild

Obama and the Auto Bailout

In 2008 the American economy faced one of the worst downturns in our history. Unemployment numbers increased, and manufacturing plants like the ones in Detroit were near a state of bankruptcy. The federal government came in and supported Chrysler and … Continue reading

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Final Note & Poems by Phillip Levine

Now that you have explored our posts and a part of the rich history of Detroit, we leave you with poems from Detroit native and 2011 Congress Poet Laureate¬†Phillip Levine. Levine is known for his subject matter on Detroit and … Continue reading

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Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings became an official NHL Hockey team in 1926. They are the third most awarded hockey franchise in history, and have won 11 Stanley Cups. From 1933-66 the Red Wings only missed 4 playoffs, followed by a “dead” … Continue reading

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the White Stripes

As leaders of the garage rock revival, the White Stripes, consisting of Meg and Jack White, gained major popularity after their third album called Elephant in 2003. Elephant won the duo their first Grammy and established them as a powerful … Continue reading

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Eminem and the City of Detroit

Eminem is a quintessential figure to the city of Detroit. His struggle to rise to fame represents the hardships many face when trying to make it out of the city, but his struggle is unique. Eminem, or Marshal Mathers, grew … Continue reading

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Connecting With the Past

Check out a National Geographic Traveler’s experience with Detroit history and recent change HERE.

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Chrysler 200 Super Bowl XLV Ad

2011’s Super Bowl ad by Chrysler had people talking. The commercial was voiced over by Grand Rapids native, Kevin Yon, and featured world famous rapper Eminem. The footage showed both the historic highlights and shortcomings of Detroit. It acknowledged Detroit’s … Continue reading

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